Pain in the shoulder There's one type of pain that not only stings, but also makes you look like a hunchback. I've experienced it and chances are you or someone you know have as well. The problem is shoulder impingement and it's difficult to predict when it will affect you. Shoulder impingement treatment begins with doing exercises. Whether you've had a previous shoulder injury, been involved in a crash, or slept in the wrong position; thereâ€™s numerous causes for pain in the upper body. Shoulder impingement is something that lingers and has the ability to cause much difficulty in our lives. The dictionary defines impingement as a collision. When that collision is in between your shoulder blades, it's going to be a sharp pain that will hurt whenever you use your shoulders. Some common symptoms include pain when raising hands above the head, stiffness in the shoulder, and weakness in the area. The reason for the sharp pain that is accompanied with shoulder impingement is due to the rotator cuff being rubbed against the bone. When everything is normal, the upper body works in motion flawlessly. As you start to experience discomfort, your condition will likely get worse until you seek proper treatment. As someone who has experienced this pain myself, I have tried numerous things with little help. Then, I was taught the proper way to strengthen the shoulder muscle. This has worked wonders for the pain that has come and went throughout my whole life. The best types of exercises are called lateral raises. These are performed with light weight dumbbells from 2-15 lbs or no weight at all. You'll want to perform these exercises with a weight that doesn't seem heavy. When doing lateral raises you should alternate between front lateral raises, side lateral raises, and rear lateral raises. These shoulder impingement exercises and others are explained in detail on www.shoulderimpingement.net. This site does a wonderful job of giving lots of good information on shoulder pain that works for everyday people. Another great treatment for your pain is swimming. Swimming will strengthen the rotator cuffs and work the entire body. If you have a pool available, try to swim at least 30 minutes three to four times a week. Performing basic strokes in a continuous motion is ideal for this type of treatment. So if you're like me and dread waking up with a stinging pain, try the recommendations above. A lot of times it's difficult to find something that will truly heal your problems. The information above is a good start.